Ali Herring

@HerringAli

Assistant Literary Agent, Spencerhill Associates. Twin mom +1. Eclectic in life & books. I♥️Jane Austen & scifi in equal doses. Query me: bit.ly/2EOFVFa

Metro Atlanta

Spencerhill Associates

Ali Herring @HerringAli · Feb 15

#MSWL Inspy/Christian thriller like Cara Putnam’s HIDDEN JUSTICE series except with a religious yet ultra strong, savvy & compassionate lead female detective. This MSWL inspired by Dateline Secrets Uncovered Good & Evil episode’s real-life Detectice Trapp. She’s the lead I want.

Ali Herring @HerringAli · Feb 6

Yo, someone send me some tropey category romance with a series in mind. I want cowboys and cowgirls and ranches and small towns. I’ll also take some medical drama. Please and thank you #MSWL

Ali Herring @HerringAli · Feb 5

Cheryl B. Klein @chavelaque

Also, surely there is a fantasy novel featuring Grand Central as a wild nexus of portals to magical worlds? If not, I would love for an author of color to write that & send it to me. #MSWL

#MSWL. I would love this so much, especially from an author who has spent time in Grand Central and understands its nuances. Ever lost a key on the train? The lost and found has so many keys! Maybe he’s the key master to each gateway!

Ali Herring @HerringAli · Jan 16

#MSWL I know a certain someone, say this very nice editor person, who would love to get their hands on a Christian GONE GIRL. Can it be done? Did you do it? This MS must be a lion, not a kitten. Query me via the Query Manager link in bio. Referral line: #MSWL Inspy Gone Girl

Ali Herring @HerringAli · Jan 7

#MSWL I want a MS that includes a romance, framed around an antihero like Damon from the Vampire Diaries (doesn’t have to be straight romance & I’m not necessarily looking for a vampire). Wounded, bad to the bone (but good too, redeemable), infuriatingly compelling. Give me.

Ali Herring @HerringAli · 26 Dec 2018

#MSWL a near-future America faces some cataclysm where we are the ones fleeing south to the safety of Mexico (no zombies pls, more real world). Except there’s a wall keeping us out. #POC #ownvoices author pls. Mexican protag dealing w/ US immigrants. Dual POV maybe?

Ali Herring @HerringAli · 6 Dec 2018

Cat Rambo @Catrambo

The man who came up with the idea of the singularity talks about it in a great interview: buff.ly/2zy1EAz

#MSWL This, but in an future human-occupied earth-world where that super-intelligent AI is benevolent, but then maybe another super-intelligent AI shows up from another system, one who's not so nice.

Ali Herring @HerringAli · 23 Nov 2018

Ok this ones courtesy of my best friend, Hanna & an ancestry DNA talk on Thanksgiving. #MSWL a contemporary YA that explores the ramifications of a teen finding out through a genealogy DNA test (think school project) that her dad isn’t her real dad & the dad doesn’t know either.

Ali Herring @HerringAli · 6 Nov 2018

I remember this movie that ends with a boy & girl from Earth being dropped off on a planet somewhere in the cosmos to start over/2nd chance, this while I think Earth's being destroyed/punished for our failures. Riff on this w/YA or MG. What happened/happens to these kids #MSWL.

Ali Herring @HerringAli · 1 Nov 2018

#MSWL alt-reality dark ages YA #F w/kick-butt female protag knight wielding sword & magical powers, but prefers sword. Equally bad-a male seeming antag who end up fighting the same force, one darker than any one imagines. Dark tumultuous rough raw setting & full-tension romance.

Ali Herring @HerringAli · 29 Oct 2018

Would love a #MG novel like SNOW ONE LIKE YOU by Natalie Blitt, basically anything that has the feel of a Hallmark romance but for middle schoolers. Setting is important. Has to have that small town feel. #MSWL

Ali Herring @HerringAli · 27 Oct 2018

#MSWL would love a Christmas romance filled with magic realism. Give me Santa, hidden secrets, wishes coming true, North Pole, lots of snow, whatever it is, let me feel the magic!

Ali Herring @HerringAli · 12 Oct 2018

Project Savior. I'm a huge fan of SEVENEVES by Neal Stephenson, & I'd love a powerful, weighty fantasy along the same lines. Part 1) Humanity in peril, danger, despair, rushed plans, underground cryo chambers Part 2) Waking up to & surviving a new reality millennium later #MSWL

Ali Herring @HerringAli · 19 Sep 2018

#MSWL I don’t usually ask for thrillers but I’d like one where a detective or FBI agent purchases a used computer at a local junk shop & finds disturbing images on it—including a photograph of a well-known missing person, someone he personally knows. And she may still be alive.

Ali Herring @HerringAli · 18 Sep 2018

#MSWL Far-future YA. Humanity's population is decimated. People separated by vast distances. They know of our glorious past & technological marvels, but can't replicate it. Then a beacon floods the sky in the distance, & 4 teens from different villages are sent to investigate...

Ali Herring @HerringAli · 17 Sep 2018

#MSWL Utopian YA novel with a dark, dangerous undertone.

Ali Herring @HerringAli · 13 Sep 2018

I’d love to see someone take a modern/contemporary well-loved/well-known story and flip it on its head to a historical. A flipped retelling if you will. Bonus points for some magical realism. #MSWL